Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
deficit. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> thank goodness someone is getting tough on big bird. >> it is about time. >>neil: big bird is a big joke after mitt romney said he would cut funding to pbs rather than borrow money from china. the obama campaign is take on the governor romney that has the folks at "sesame street" stewing. >> one man has the guts to spoke his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. big. yellow. a menace to the economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it's "sesame street." >>neil: i want that defy to voice my ad. with the debt mounting even big bird is getting nervous. >> look at this. don't worry, don't worry, everyone is printing more money. >>neil: big bird that is not so, we are not cleaning it up, we are bigging deeper. if you can't touch big bird, what can you touch? this is no joke says my guest. his new book is "who is the fairest of them all." he churns these books out so fast but this could boomerang? >>guest: this is my favorite lines in the debate, actually, when mitt romney said maybe we can live without pbs subsidies.
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
deficit in medicare. to save the programs, the republicans want to save them as much as anyone else, to save medicare and social security, they have to be reformed. but the other side is sticking their head in the sand and saying you want to destroy medicare. no, we are trying to preserve medicare. >>neil: this dates back to the reagan administration, senator, and the fact of the matter is, under republican and democratic presidents alike, even adjusted for inflation, the money going out far exceeds inflation year in and year out. that is not sustainable math. this comes down to an unpopular issue because then you are going presumably after seniors or you ericing the senior -- are risking the senior vote. i have been talking about changing the programs science i started running. i said inof thebly the age of eligibility when you begin receiving medicare and social security will have to gradually go up. the next generation may age and under. >>neil: what is the cut off age in people in their early 50's who should lock at getting it maybe in their middle to late 50's in what? >>guest:
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and the deficits we are facing are all of our problems. all of us add americans should participate. >>neil: i know that. i want to be clear. yes-or-no on raising some people's taxes like the wealthy. >>guest: i think you have to raise revenue in order to solve the national debt problem. i think of an approach that buys in all americans is better than simply one group pitted against the other. i don't think you raise taxes just on the wealthy. i don't think you raise taxes just on middle income. this is a shared responsibility that we have. to we talk about it in terms of being talked about today we divide each other. this is our shared responsibility in this country. it should be united, a united effort not divided. the debate now it is one american against another. i don't think that is the right way to do it. >>neil: thank you very much. >>guest: to be clear, i think we have to raise revenue to deal with the national debt. everyone that has looked at it knows that, we have to cut spending. >>neil: thank you very much. >> a nobel prize for this? no wonder debt is being celebrated around the world